Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Blackest Black Humor: Catch 22 & Other Grim Jokes

AbeBooks: The Blackest Black Humor: Catch 22 & Other Grim Jokes: "Joseph Heller’s Catch-22 was published 50 years ago in June 1961 just as the American involvement in the Vietnam War was escalating. You have probably read Catch-22 (and if you haven’t then you are missing out). This book is one of the blackest examples of black humor, also known as black comedy, but there are many more novels written in the same vein."

1 comment:

Bud said...

Catch 22: Blackest Black Humor? Maybe that's what Heller intended and many people get out of it, but I've always thought the book a brilliantly written description of individual human situations in "modern" wars from a peculiarly American viewpoint with deep humor and death mixed together yielding an oddly optimistic feel. So there!